Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Franklin D. Carlson

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz


Special education faculty and staff face specific problems in educating children with distinctive needs. Overly high workloads for new teachers and paraprofessionals increase the amount of pressure placed on indi victuals faced with inclusion. This manual is designed to be used as a guide to help teachers through their initial introduction to the classroom. Special Education Law, Inclusion, Motivation Techniques for Special Children, and Parent Involvement are discussed. In addition, valuable resources for further exploration are provided.